Yesterday on the eve of my birthday, I was surprised by my godmother Susana in the room, in connivance with hubby. I was doing my routine message checking on my laptop when she came in the room together with hubby. She bought with her some food to share and my favorite chocolate ice cream!
Show went on as usual on a Wednesday night and I was kinda expecting my hubby to play the birthday song on midnight. What I didn't expect was the staff gathering around the stage, bringing in a plate of cake with a candle and a small plate of my favorite fruits! Our guests from UK gave me a big bouquet of red roses, and some friends have dropped by to give me some birthday presents. So sweet of them!
On my birthday itself, 29th (Thursday), I decided to change my Facebook profile picture with a birthday photo that hubby took of me many years ago. Coz hell yeah, it's my birthday! In that way also, friends can leave birthday comments isolated in that one photo. But then it exceeded my expectation as I woke up being bombarded by hundreds of birthday messages and comments in that photo. I was pleasantly surprised! Then we went to the office to have a birthday lunch with our Boss, our mentor and father-figure for 2 decades, Mr. John Chacko. We had our usual lunch at his favorite Ho Yee Restaurant near his office. Hubby and I then went to Low Yat Plaza to buy some IP cameras to bring back home and some techie knick knacks. I'm happy that way. LOL!
Birthday evening went normal, few friends came to the lounge to wish and gave me some gifts, but no more birthday song. Hahaha! And now that my exact birthday is already over, time to reply messages one by one, trying not to skip a thing. So hope I can continue now and that Facebook won't block me from commenting. C'mon, Facebook, it's my birthday! Well, was.
I am with who have been in denial of getting old, that's why I never wanted to grow old when I turned 25 many years ago. But I guess age is catching up when it comes to celebrating it as I'm more contented and happy in a simple way, contrary to the big parties I have thrown during my birthdays in my younger years.
Anyway, I'd like to thank all who have remembered, who were reminded by Facebook, who were forced to join in the greeting barrage, and those who have wanted to like and comment but didn't do it. If you missed greeting me, just click on my Facebook post above! Late greetings are as good as the other greetings so don't worry! LOL!